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Land planning gets funding

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High Five
Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cities and counties who can't afford to prepare for land development now have $3.5 million in grants available to them from Metro.

26 municipalities have applied, asking for a total of $6.8 million. Construction permit taxes provide the money for the grants.

Happy Valley, in Clackamas County, got a grant from an earlier round of Metro’s construction excise tax planning grant program. City officials are seeking another grant in the current round, expected to be awarded in May 2010.

“As far as the city’s concerned, it’s been a very successful program,” said Jason Tuck, interim city manager. “When Metro expanded the urban growth boundary and put the burden on the city to plan it, we would not have had the resources to complete the work at the time.”

Read the full story at the Daily Journal of Commerce.

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